“Re-recording Bathory songs would have felt like pissing on Quorthon’s grave.”

…That wouldn’t have been too savoury, right? Fortunately, erstwhile Primordial Frontman (and regular Zero Tolerance columnist) Alan ‘Nemtheanga’ Averill decided to make Twilight of the Gods a proper band rather than a nostalgia revue. And what a band it is: comprising various longstanding movers ‘n’ shakers in the extreme metal world, the supergroup’s Fire On The Mountain debut sounds exactly like its title, and is pure classic metal manna sent from on high. Duly inspired, Zero Tolerance Magazine gets the first, most thorough word from Averill about this glorious gift from the gods of heavy metal, as OG staff writer Alex de Moller returns with a tale as epic as its subject.

But also always, there’s more – lots more! The trusty ZT crew gives you dependably thought-provoking reports on the likes of Satyricon, Pentagram Chile, Ares Kingdom, Ihsahn, Death Angel, Grave Miasma, Ulcerate, Atlantean Kodex, Pinkish Black, and tons more. Plus, this issue contains special retrospective features on the legendary likes of Skullflower and Sacrifice. And, once again, another massive reviews section, where we tell you what’s good, bad, and/or ugly – wait ’til you see who received our Release Of The Issue honours! And that’s not mentioning the free 17-track covermount CD featuring new tracks from Pestilence, Necrophobic, Pantheon Of Blood, The Vision Bleak, Grime and many more. Anyway, it’s OUT TODAY, and available from WHSmith, John Menzies, Easons as well as all good newsagents across the planet. Or you can pick it up direct from us at

All this in an issue that celebrates our 9th anniversary in print. Because here at ZT, we live to burn!
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